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Fallout from Trump’s trade wars felt by economies around the world

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The collateral damage of the United States’ trade wars is being felt from the fjords of Iceland to the auto factories of Japan. FILE PHOTO: Newly manufactured cars of the automobile maker Honda await export at port in Yokohama, south of Tokyo June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo Central bank governors and Read More

What’s the beef? British farmers rail against Tesco’s VEGAN advert, but supermarkets have been squeezing them for years

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A new pro-vegan advertisement from UK retail giant Tesco has British farmers up in arms. But changing trends, falling profits, and supermarkets themselves have been threatening the industry for years. “Daddy, I don’t want to eat animals anymore,” says a schoolgirl in Tesco’s new advertisement, entitled ‘Carl’s All-Change Casserole’. Being the loving father that he Read More

Exclusive: Lampert helps bankroll Sears as woes persist after bankruptcy – sources

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(Reuters) – U.S. retailer Sears has borrowed about $150 million from lenders, including its billionaire owner Eddie Lampert, as it racks up losses less than a year after it emerged from bankruptcy protection, people familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: A Sears department store is pictured in La Jolla, California, U.S., March 22, 2017. Read More

Denied tools for his defense, Assange remains resilient ahead of ‘epic’ extradition battle – Pilger

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Julian Assange is in high spirits despite being deprived the materials he needs for his defense, veteran journalist John Pilger has reported, adding that Assange’s upcoming extradition hearing will be a battle for democracy. Pilger tweeted out a status update after visiting the WikiLeaks co-founder in Belmarsh Prison. “Denied the tools to prepare his defence Read More

Cathay Pacific shelves U.S. dollar bond plans amid Hong Kong unrest

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (0293.HK) has shelved plans for its first U.S. dollar debt deal in 23 years, the airline said on Friday, after sources told Reuters that global investors had baulked at the pricing due to civil unrest in Hong Kong. FILE PHOTO: A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER plane lands at Read More

Yankees don’t look good in loss to Astros in Game 4, season on brink

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NEW YORK– CC Sabathia threw a cutter to George Springer and grimaced from the pain in his left shoulder, then covered his face with his glove as he walked to the dugout after what was likely the final pitch of his career. HOUSTON ASTROS FAN ACCUSED OF SLAPPING MAN ROOTING FOR THE YANKEES Three-time Gold Read More

Channel 4 move makes Leeds the new media city

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Channel 4 has officially opened a new base in Leeds, which it says will make it better able to reflect life across Britain. What difference will it make, and why is West Yorkshire currently the hot place for the TV industry? Channel 4 will have around 250 of its 850-strong workforce in Leeds by next Read More

Christina Hendricks, Geoffrey Arend call it quits after 10 years of marriage

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After just days over a decade of marriage, actors Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend have announced they are splitting up. In a joint statement posted to Instagram, the couple said simply,”Today we take our next step together but on separate paths. We will always be grateful for the love we’ve shared and will always work together Read More

Goldman wants traders to be more like dealmakers and coders

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Over the past decade or so, Goldman Sachs Group Inc has watched its annual trading profits fall 84%, as post-financial crisis regulations upended Wall Street. Now, bank executives are hoping they have figured out the key to a turnaround: asking traders to be more like investment bankers. FILE PHOTO: The ticker Read More

Dutch family found in remote farmhouse may have been ‘Moonies,’ suspect to be held 14 days

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The family discoveredliving mostly isolated from the outside world on a farm inthe Netherlands for nearly a decade may have been associated with theSouth Korean-basedUnification Church, also known as “Moonies,” Dutch media reported Thursday. Prosecutors announced onTwitter that a 58-year-old man, whose identity was not released, issuspected of involvement in “deprivation of liberty and harming the health of others.” The Read More